Water management

FILE - In thisThursday, March 1, 2018 file photo, journalists watch as Russian President Vladimir Putin gives his annual state of the nation address in Manezh in Moscow, Russia. President Vladimir Putin seems self-assured and confident of victory in the election on Sunday, March 18, even as the Kremlin works hard to bolster turnout to make the result as impressive as possible. Unlike the 2012 balloting when he often looked tense and nervous amid massive protests of his rule, Putin faces no such threats this time, despite an anemic economy and spiraling tensions with the West.(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
March 15, 2018 - 4:16 am
NIZHNY TAGIL, Russia (AP) — Vladimir Putin walks briskly to a group of factory workers, who ask him for a water treatment facility, new equipment to reduce toxic emissions and a sports arena for their children in this Ural mountains city. He promises, benevolently, to do all that and more. Putin's...
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Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, center left, is surrounded by body guards as he arrives for the opening ceremony of a long-awaited sewage plant project, east of Jebaliya, in the northern Gaza strip, Tuesday, March 13, 2018. An explosion occurred as the convoy of the prime minister entered Gaza through the Erez crossing with Israel. The Fatah party of the prime minister called the explosion an assassination attempt and blamed Gaza militants. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
March 13, 2018 - 12:22 pm
JABALIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) — A roadside bomb on Tuesday struck the convoy of the Palestinian prime minister during a rare visit to the Gaza Strip, causing no serious injuries but throwing an already troubled reconciliation process between rival factions into deeper turmoil. Prime Minister Rami...
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March 07, 2018 - 7:37 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Authorities in South Africa say "Day Zero," the date when Cape Town would have to turn off most water taps because of a drought, might not happen at all this year because of water conservation efforts. The Democratic Alliance, the opposition party that runs the city of 4 million...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2018 file photo, Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program for the Department of Water Resources, leaves a snow covered meadow after conducting the second snow survey of the season near Echo Summit, Calif. Welcome drifts of fresh snow await California's water managers on their late-winter survey of the Sierra Nevada snowpack. California water officials were trooping into the mountains Monday, March 5, for the latest in their regular manual measurements of the year's snowfall. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
March 05, 2018 - 2:56 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Welcome drifts of fresh snow await California's water managers on their late-winter survey of the vital Sierra Nevada snowpack Monday after a massive winter storm slowed the state's plunge back into drought. The storm piled snow by the foot in the mountains, forcing Department...
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FILE - This Sept. 3, 2015, file photo shows a dried-out lawn at Los Angeles City Hall, with a sign explaining that irrigation has been shut off due to the ongoing drought. California water managers will vote Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, whether to reinstate some water restrictions and conservation campaigns and make them permanent, as a year with no almost no rain plunges Southern California back into drought and sends water use there climbing to levels above those of the state's historic 2013-2017 drought. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
February 20, 2018 - 1:53 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — That sign in hotel rooms asking guests if they really need their towels and sheets washed each day would become the rule in California, enforced with a $500 fine, if water officials vote to make a series of smaller-scale conservation measures permanent in the drought-prone...
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February 16, 2018 - 12:16 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is starting its $75 million program to replace aging septic system in more than 30 counties. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that the first $15 million will be split among 31 counties in the program's initial year. The Democrat says the state Departments of...
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March 03, 2017 - 4:57 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Crews began restarting a power plant Friday at the base of Oroville Dam, allowing them to release water from the Northern California lake without having to send it over a badly damaged spillway, officials said. The move is a major milestone in the race to protect Oroville...
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March 03, 2017 - 12:52 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma-based Native American tribe filed a lawsuit in its own tribal court system Friday accusing several oil companies of triggering the state's largest earthquake that caused extensive damage to some near-century-old tribal buildings. The Pawnee Nation alleges in the...
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March 03, 2017 - 10:44 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma-based American Indian tribe whose historic buildings were damaged last year in the state's largest recorded earthquake has filed a lawsuit against several oil companies in its own tribal court system. The Pawnee Nation alleges in the suit filed Friday that...
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March 03, 2017 - 10:37 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma-based Indian tribe whose historic buildings were damaged last year in the state's largest recorded earthquake has filed a lawsuit against several oil companies in its own tribal court system. The Pawnee Nation alleges in the suit filed Friday that wastewater...
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